Seeking compatibility, the CEA announces the desire to ensure that 3D technology is compatible across corporations, freeing the consumer and benefitting the industry
The Consumer Electronics Association, known to the tech world as the CEA, has submitted proposals that can help consumers make a bit of sense of the 3D glasses market. Through the use of a standardized IR sync interface with active 3D glasses, the organization wants to help prevent consumers from getting locked into a particular manufacturer based on the compatibility of the 3D eyewear. The 3D Technologies Working Group will be a coalition of manufacturers that are accepting proposals to make all of this a reality. Submitted proposals will be accepted through March 31st, and though details are still very sketchy, it looks as though some consistency will finally reach the new 3D market.
The goal is commendable, as many consumers are already voicing displeasure with the incompatibility of different 3D glasses sets. When Samsung makes a television unit and a user attempts to utilize Vizio eyewear, the technology will be compatible if the CEA has its way. This is an incredible step forward, and consumers should stand and applaud the organization for understanding the dynamic of the industry, and taking steps to ensure that consumers are always paramount.
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